The Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership will bring together diverse voices across sectors to discuss and analyze the gaps, successes and opportunities for a balanced approach to policy coherence. CanWaCH's AGM will take place during the Summit! Early Bird registration closes on September 30th.
In the Fall 2019 post-election context and nearing the 10-year mark to reach the SDGs/Agenda 2030, this summit provides an opportunity to understand where Canadian state and non-state actors stand at the nexus of international trade, security, diplomacy, development and humanitarian assistance.
Building on Global Affairs Canada’s expressed commitment to consultation, discussion and cooperation with non-state experts, academics, private sector organizations, and Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs), the Summit is also a platform to challenge one another to engage in reflexive cross-sectoral analysis of Canada’s foreign policy goals, strategies, and actions. Actors from the security, development, humanitarian and trade sectors will convene to examine possibilities for aligning interests and efforts to improve understandings of the relationships between sectors. Our objective is improved collaboration and impacts and more effective responses to international socioeconomic, security, humanitarian, human rights, environmental and development challenges.
The Summit is a joint effort between the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC), the Canadian Association for the Study in International Development (CASID) and the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health (CanWaCH). The Summit will serve as a jumping off point towards achieving more integrated approaches to Canada’s global cooperation priorities and enhancing collaboration across sectors and with the Government of Canada.